Brand new member here and I’ve been fervently reading the forum all day
I’m currently taking an inventory of my jewelry for insurance purposes and am starting with my Native American sterling silver. All of these pieces were passed to me by my mother. I did ask her this evening if she could tell me anything about these pieces but her memory is quite poor. She doesn’t remember anything at all about the needlepoint turquoise and I suspect she acquired those during separate, multiple trips to New Mexico. The pin/necklace was actually a gift to me from her over 20 years ago.
The bear turquoise bracelet she thinks she bought on a trip to New Mexico. The feather cuff she said she bought from a vendor at USET many years ago. She swears she didn’t buy the matching earrings with the feather cuff bracelet so if that’s true, it’s quite fortunate that she found the feather cuff earrings elsewhere.
I am hoping to learn anything at all about the artists, the turquoise, the value, and any recommendations for repair and/or care. You can see that the needlepoint ring has some missing stones and I would love to continue wearing these with confidence that I won’t further damage them. I’ve tried googling some of the artist names but not a lot of information comes up.
I have other pieces that I will post in the next few days that I think are examples of “Native American style.”
Thanks for any info that you can provide!